INTERVIEW | Wanda Prowell, author of School Readiness for Parents & Children, K-12

INTERVIEW | Wanda Prowell, author of School Readiness for Parents & Children, K-12

Wanda, describe yourself for our visitors.

I am a people person, respectful, graceful and above all, I am an observer and I love God.  I try to live a balanced life.

 How do you find time to connect with God?

My ability to connect with God is a lifestyle.  I appreciate and respect having a designated time or schedule, but at times that can be very frustrating, pending your responsibilities.  My need for him is every minute, so he is a presence and a voice that I a hear to throughout my assignments.

Who are your favorite authors? Favorite books?

I have several, these are a few:  Bishop T.D. Jakes, Bishop Eddie Long, Maya Angelo, Tony Evans, and Langston Hughes.    Favorite Book:  IT’S MY TIME

Tell us about your journey to publication.

I never considered myself a traditional author.  I have always been intrigued with writing curriculum styled programs for the youth and early childhood education.  After many years as an entrepreneur and educator, my experiences began to culminate into wonderful pages of written work.

Tell us about your current book?

School Readiness for Parents & Children, K-12 is an answered prayer for parents and educators.    This book provides “Pro-Active Solutions” to common classroom issues.  The author believes that “Academics + Social Skills = SUCCESS!”  Everyone can be a winner.

How did you come up with ideas for this book?

I reflected on my education, experiences, and observation.  I wanted to be part of the “Making A Difference” Team!

What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?

  1.  Parent involvement not only has long term effects on children, but also positive parent-teacher interactions, have also been found to positively affect teachers’ self-perception and job satisfaction.
  2. Students from various family styles are able to utilize this book as a “Self-Help” Tool to answer many of their tutorial, academic and career guidance questions.

What’s next for you?

Speaking!  I love engaging with parents and groups.  Secondly, Structured Incentives – I want to work with the school counselors and PTA in creating a reward system for students who demonstrates daily “Job Ready Character” in all classes at school.

Where can visitors find you online?

BOOK AVAILABLE to Ingram Customers in United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia. Ingram Books Direct Line:  1-800-937-8200 (Mon.-Sun.  7:30 am – 8:30 Central)

School Readiness for Parents & Children, K-12 can be found online at


There are 3 comments for this article
  1. Jeanette Hill at 9:55 am

    Wanda, any book that can help our children (families and educators) navigate through the education system get a star from me!

  2. Your Author / Educator at 10:24 pm

    Thank you for your comment Jeanette. Our children are OUR future and we should not ever take it likely. I have discovered that most parents want to be engaged with their children, but may need friendly assistance.

    School Readiness for Parents and Children, K-12 gives parents the “cup of tea” approach when sitting in your favorite chair. Given warm consideration, most parent are refreshed after reading and sharing this book.

    Read some of the great reviews from other parents posted on my website:

    Let’s give a new face to business and industry:
    Academics + Social Skills = SUCCESS!

  3. Name at 1:34 pm

    Do you know the 3 learnig styles? Are you able to recognize them and create a specific learning environment for your child?

    It makes the world of difference in your child’s academic and behavioral success.

    School Readiness for Parents & Children, K-12